Nashville CARES offices at 633 Thompson Lane are currently closed for remodeling. All services are being provided at 442 Metroplex Drive Building D. You may also reach us at 1-800-845-4266
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Our mission is to improve awareness among policymakers and the public about HIV/AIDS as a continuing public health priority within our state and the United States as a whole. Our goal is to preserve, expand, and strengthen the safety net of HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support that addresses the needs of our fellow citizens at risk for or living with HIV and AIDS.
We work in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Health’s HIV/AIDS/STD Services Section to ensure a coordinated, compassionate and cost-effective response to HIV/AIDS in our communities. TAAN is facilitated and supported by Nashville CARES, Tennessee’s leading community-based HIV/AIDS service organization. CARES serves as a fiscal agent for the network. TAAN members may be individuals, non-profit organizations, civic associations, and government or business entities who agree with the mission of TAAN and agree to share contact information for the purposes of communication and mobilization. The TAAN list is kept confidential and never shared with any other group or organization.
Participation in TAAN is no indication of an individual’s HIV status, whether positive or negative. HIV/AIDS affects all of us, and everyone is welcome to participate in our work.
The Tennessee AIDS Advocacy Network (TAAN) works to create a Tennessee that is free from stigma and discrimination and provides mutual support for people living with HIV and affected communities through outreach and public education, policy advocacy, and community-building. TAAN works to build political power at the local level, TN General Assembly and the Governor’s Office, and with our federal delegation in Washington, DC.
As a member of the TN AIDS Action Network Volunteer Team, you will be part of a community of more than 500 dedicated Tennesseans who give their time and energy to fight for the rights of people living with HIV and those at risk in our state.
TAAN works to educate people living with HIV/AIDS, their care providers, and their allies about state and federal HIV policy issues affecting access to care and broader health and wellness issues for people living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS.